In his insightful testimony, Lawrence detailed the negative ripple effect caused by the same entity operating as both promoter and ticketer, from intentionally obscured ticket fee structures for fans to added charges for artists like facility fees. Typically, the promoter takes a sizable percentage (roughly 20%) of an artist’s merch sales, and once we factor in our costs of creating and transporting the merch, it can be an even larger percentage (40%) of an artist’s bottom line. The argument is that the venue is providing us the retail space for us to sell our merch. But we’re providing all of the customers, and yet receive no cut from their many ancillary revenue streams. If you want your favorite artist to get the most out of your merchandises purchase, go ahead and buy it directly from them.
Zealots from all over the country shlepped south of the border for the 11th iteration of Widespread Panic’s destination festival, Panic En La Playa. Shortly thereafter, Widespread Panic shuffled onstage to an uncontained uproar that echoed around courtyard. JoJo and Jimmy stirred a disco-era tease of Tom Tom Club’s “Genius of Love” into the potent potion before Steve Lopez joined the band on stage for a howlin’ cover of War’s “Slippin’ Into Darkness”. WSP hits the courtyard again tonight for the second show of Panic en la Playa Once. Widespread Panic – “Coconuts” – 1/14/23[Video: Michael Wilker]Widespread Panic – “Goin’ Out West” (Tom Waits) – 1/14/23 [Video: MrTopdogger] Widespread Panic – “Jack” – 1/14/23 [Video: whereshaynes] Widespread Panic – “Give” – 1/14/23 [Video: Michael Wilker] Widespread Panic – “Dear Mr. Fantasy” (Traffic) – 1/14/23 [Video: whereshaynes] Click to view more videos.11 days ago Live For Live Music
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has announced the artist lineup for its return to Manchester, TN from Thursday, June 15th through Sunday, June 18th, 2023. Highlights of the 2023 Bonnaroo artist lineup include Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, ODESZA, Paramore, Lil Nas X, Baby Keem, Tyler Childers, Vulfpeck, Marcus Mumford, My Morning Jacket, GRiZ, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Portugal. Details on the 2023 Bonnaroo Superjam, set to take place on Saturday, June 17th, will be announced as the event approaches. Early Access ticket on-sale for Bonnaroo 2023 begins Thursday, January 12th at 10:00 a.m. CT. Click below to check out the complete 2023 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival lineup by day.16 days ago Live For Live Music
Cory Wong has released a new live album recorded on his recent Power Station Tour with singer-songwriter/mandolinist Sierra Hull and vocalist Robbie Wulfsohn of Ripe. Entitled The Power Station Tour (West Coast), the 19-track offering features a broad range of songs captured live during Wong’s biggest U.S. headline tour to date. This album is a collection of our favorite journeys through each song.”The Power Station Tour (West Coast) is available now on all streaming platforms. The album’s release precedes the start the next leg of Wong’s Power Station Tour, where he will be joined by bassist Victor Wooten and special guests Trousdale. Cory Wong – The Power Station Tour (West Coast)4 days ago Live For Live Music
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard on Friday fulfilled a New York City promise three years in the making with their debut performance at Forest Hills Stadium. When King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard announced their next New York show, a Kings Theater play in April 2020, fans likely expected to see the revisiting-teenage-Rammstein-fandom version of the band. Don’t put off your journey down the King Gizzard rabbit hole due to its daunting depth. For a full list of upcoming King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard tour dates, head here. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Black Midi, Leah Senior – Full Sets – Forest Hills Stadium – 10/21/22Setlist: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard | Forest Hills Stadium | Forest Hills, NY | 10/21/22Set: The Dripping Tap > Magma, Lava, The Garden Goblin, Honey* > Sleep Drifter^ > O.N.E.#, Gaia$, Hell, Magenta Mountain, Iron Lung%*with Sleep Drifter, Rattlesnake teases^with Billabong Valley tease#with Straws in the Wind tease$with extended drum solo accompanied by Stu and Lucas, People Vultures tease%with Hypertension teasesKing Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard | Forest Hills Stadium | Forest Hills, NY | 10/21/22 | Photos: Andrew Blackstein3 months ago Live For Live Music
For a complete list of performers set to appear at Jazz Fest 2023, head here (for weekend one) and here (for weekend two). GA and VIP weekend passes for both weekends of New Orleans Jazz Fest 2023 are now on sale via the festival website. Scroll down to check out the official 2023 lineup announcement video and lineup card. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 20223 – Talent Announcement VideoBeyond the official festivities at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the Big Easy famously comes alive with live music and celebration each year throughout Fest’s ten-day window. Stay tuned for more announcements about Live For Live Music‘s 2023 Fest by Nite series of late-night shows around New Orleans during Jazz Fest.13 days ago Live For Live Music
Shared on Monday by Petaluma Records, the video shows Dr. John performing “Jock-A-Mo” with Davell Crawford, grandson of James “Sugar Boy” Crawford who first released the NOLA favorite in 1953. Related: Dr. John Releases Posthumous Country & Western-Inspired Album, ‘Things Happen That Way’ [Listen]Musicians from the documentary will also mount the Take Me To The River Live! Watch Dr. John and Davell Crawford perform “Jock-A-Mo” from the upcoming documentary Take Me To The River: New Orleans. Dr. John was featured on the latest Live For Live Music Monthly Mix. Dr. John, Davell Crawford – “Jock-A-Mo”Take Me To The River Live!3 months ago Live For Live Music
Touring behind his latest LP Fragments, released earlier this year, Bonobo’s live band rolled into the East Bay for a packed engagement at the ever-majestic Fox Theater. In the interim decade, Green and company have repeatedly set—then raised—the bar for live band electronica, reverse engineering his organic creations in the moment into magnificent readings rich in color and emotion. As such, word on the street is this will likely be Bonobo live band’s final U.S. tour of this nature. Given that your humble narrator’s good fortune to bear witness to each of Green’s four evolutions in organic electronic soundscapes (2010, 2014, 2017) it was only fitting to enjoy what may prove to be the closing chapter for Bonobo live band. words: B.GetzSetlist: Bonobo | Fox Theater | Oakland, CA | 10/20/22Set: Polyghost, Rosewood, Counterpart, Surface, Tides, Kiara, Bambro Koyo Ganda, Cirrus, Outlier, ATK, From You, No Reason, Linked, Age of Phase, OtomoEncore: Break Apart > Kerala3 months ago Live For Live Music